Community College Student Newspapers Battle for Survival


The Seattle Times reports on the slow death of community college newspapers. The disappearing act has been attributed to declining enrollment, small and struggling journalism programs, increased publishing costs, plus the challenge to train and engage students who graduate after just two years.

Why this is bad: Budding journalists won't get to work long hours for little to no pay; readers miss out on the often boring school administration coverage, pretentious music reviews, incoherent and poorly written op-eds; but, worst of all, Paper Trail will have less content to read and ridicule. --Alison Go